This happened on Vancouver Island one year. The early robins arrived and then a big snowfall came and stayed longer than they could manage to be without food. Many dead robins were lying around on the roads and people’s yards. It was really sad to see. Glad to hear it’s not bitter cold and the birds will survive. Your photos look great. This blog theme is good for showcasing your photos. Nice and big!
This is rather typical for March here. The ground has warmed a lot and there are plenty of worms at the surface for the Robins,even though they get a coat of snow once in awhile. This snow was gone by a little after noon and then we had another inch this evening. This flight of Robins is most likely headed further north for the summer. The ones that summer here have not yet arrived.
They are amazing birds, aren’t they! The early troupe lives right on the edge, but at least most of the time they know what they’re doing. I’ve seen them appear like this so many times. None around, then a whole flock arrives right along with a pretty good snowfall.
Yes, I’ll bet they are on their way north for the summer. Not a bad life, come to think of it! A couple of days ago I even saw several western Bluebirds down by the river. Must have been a hatch of something down there.
I love this part of winter. We often get good amounts of snow but in the valleys it melts right away and each time the grass reappears it is greener. The land is starting to celebrate its next growing cycle and that’s always exciting to watch.
Wonderful to see robins … maybe Spring will show up here eventually. We had blizzard yesterday with high winds and another 8-10 inches added to our mountains of snow. No melting of any of our winter snows, yet … minimum of 3 ft in sheltered wooded areas, drifts can be 3 times that high .. the piles of plowed and shoveled snow 8 ft …. Normal for the UP of Michigan or the mountains … not for us. This time last year, you could see the grass
We have a large variety of birds here in summer and many more that we see as they pass through during their migrations. These Robins have already moved on I think, but in a few weeks more will be here to spend the summer. Everyone loves to have them!
We had a little more snow last night and traces of it remain. The trees on the mountain tops are white now with new snow and the mountain passes have plenty. The nearest ski are has had 21 inches in the last two days and now has 129 inches at the summit. The ground in the valleys is mostly bare.
That last photo looks like it should belong to the Audubon Society, it’s perfect. I love robins and we just don’t have them around here. I don’t think I’ve seen a robin since I left the midwest decades ago.
The combination of robins, pussywillows and snow is straight out of an Iowa spring. The great joke in Iowa is the boys’ basketball tournament blizzard. Just when you think winter’s releasing its grip – it’s time for a little more patience! The last photo’s enormously attractive, partly because of the greenery, but I do love that one with the pussywillows.
How wonderful Robin photos! Spring seems to be “far away” from here. Cold weather and heavy winds continue. When writing this comment in the Friday morning we have -18ºC = -0.4ºF outside. Sun has power at this season and when day continues then at afternoon there will be about -3ºC = 26.6ºF. This gives hope that Spring will come someday.
You sure are having cold weather! For the last week we have been about 15 degrees below normals and get at least a little snow each day. The ground is white tonight although it isn’t too cold, just around freezing.
Hi Montucky, I understand. Great shots of the Robins! It snowed this AM in Cumberland County, TN where I used to live. Warm and sunny here in FL. I am back to blogging on a 3 day’s a week basis (M/W/F). Have a super fine day and enjoy your snow!